Willows at Chumash Casino

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood. This ten time AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant also features a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list with an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting.
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GC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We waited awhile after we checked in for our 7PM reservation. The food was great and our server was great too.

GJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Much better than we expected. Fantastic food, wine and service.

MS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was excellent again. You will be lucky to sit in tall, asian server’s section as he is very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable without a hint of pretentious which we very much appreciated.

KA
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has a very good selection. Steaks are speciality and excellent. Mac&Cheese Omg outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary & decided to have dinner at Willows.It was a wonderful experience.The waitress was very attentive &took good care of us.
Food was excellent.Ambience was great.Will be back.

h
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

New Years Eve Dinner was excellent albeit very busy

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Are server Justin was awesome, the food was great.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very expensive meals. Good food and decent service but overall service and small details at restaurant do not equate to the fine dining prices. Definitely a casino restaurant.

K
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Instead go to on very crowd of Dec 31, I selected Dec. 30. Because of 5:30 PM, only a few tables were occupied. We brought our own wine, Foley 'Two Sisters Pinot Noir Reserved 2016', expected corkage fee $20, and ordered our plates. Fillet Mignon, Sea Food Paella, cremini mushrooms, broccolini and Warm Chocolate Hazelnut cake as a desert. The Fillet was moistures, juicy and medium rare melting in my mouth. Paella, well, small pan, surprisingly one tail of lobster, along with other key ingredients. So fancy and tasty.
The cake was speechless! Fragrance spreading thru on my tongue as soon as I slip a little spoonful! Just YUMMY!
When left the restaurant was fulfilled all those tables.
Absolutely I will go back, sooner.

OP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleased to see that there was a gluten free menu available. Food was great with service to match it.

DW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

On a busy evening walk-ins take preference over reservations. Walk-ins should be seated in the auxiliary room, reservations should take priority for the main dining room. They do a poor job of seating patrons, especially regulars, in this regard. It is easy enough to say “I’m sorry but that table is reserved.”

RC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. All four of us were very pleased. Loved the entree and the bread basket was delicious.

h
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving was a nice experience but unfortunately ran out of prime rib dinner so we had to choose other options. We prefer prime rib for this occasion. Richie our waiter was excellent and we enjoyed our service with him.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was good, a bit pricey for the quality. Starters were better then the main course. We had king crab and it was dry and over steamed and the ribeye. My husband said it was bland. And the service was terrible. We had to ask for more wine and refills on my some soda. Dinner was over $400 and was worth half that.

j
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience! The food is exemplary and the service is beyond compare. Will go back again and again. We would recommend the Willows to everyone.

TW
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent from start to finish. Efficient friendly staff. We loved the bread service and our oysters. The King Crab legs and Halibut were excellent. Perfect fine dining before a Friday night concert in the casino.

BS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I looked at your menu on line and it was different when we got there. I may have gone somewhere else.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Steak was amazing, but I paid a lot for 4 pieces of shrimp an as appetizer. 3/5 stars for that.

SL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was staying at Chumash Resort with my wife and another couple. We both live in the Pismo Beach area and were a little familiar with Willows. We were all very please with the service and the food. A great dining experience and I would recommend to anyone!

JV
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a splendid time at Willows. We were there celebrating a 3 year anniversary. We were gifted a greeting card signed by the staff, which we found to be so thoughtful and cute! We were also given an ice cream desert on their behalf as part of our celebration. We felt very loved. Our server, Jessica, was super sweet. The restaurant itself is really nice and romantic. Also, the bar seems really cool. Thank you, Willows!

A
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fabulous experience with amazing food. The steak was so juicy.

CD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The good and overall service was great. It was annoying that we had reservations and had to wait about 20 minutes and eventually sat at an oversized table because the Three Dog Night performance was not taken into consideration. Concert goers took tables so there were not enough tables to cover reservations.

CC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was exceptionally nice. The staff, waiters, manager everybody was really nice. We will definitely be back there again Thank you 👍🏼💖🎶😊

GS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service was very good. Staff was helpful and recommendations were excellent. I would recommend and would return .

AD
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, well presented, our waiter was excellent, perfect martinis to start our meal with a excellent shrimp cocktail.
I just thought the restaurant lacked coziness and ambiance. We have eaten at many of the Indian casinos better restaurants, aqua Caliente. Barona and pechanga and they are just more inviting.
But I would definitely come back if i had the opportunity to be back in the area.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I would like to speak to manager.... Not the food experience my WIFE and I were expecting... IT WAS DISAPPOINTING..... overall NOT GOOD.....OK things here and there....talking to manager call got dropped... I wish she would call back....540 219 4672...

S
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treay you like you are royalty. Excellent staff and food. Once in awhile you just have to splurge and enjoy this restaraunt! It's well worth it!

SC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Justin, was awesome!!!! All of his recommendations on food choices were spot on. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back for another meal!!!!

a
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quiet setting away from the hustle & bussle of the casino floor, all the staff were very friendly & very helpful, made us feel very welcomed. The bar was excellent as was the Quality of the food, a great dining experience, would definately re visit & would have no hesitation in recommending to friends & family.

JT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic! Service was a little slow, but waiter was friendly. Would definitely go back next time I am in the area.

S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and service was very good. We will definitely be back.

G
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great . great atmosphere

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was really good and a nice ambiance

M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always above and beyond. Our go-to restaurant for special nights out

EA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great value. Server was really knowledgeable of the menu and had great suggestions for dinner.

JH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful dinner with outstanding service. It is located in the casino and there were very rambunctious groups nearby which made it very noisy.

GR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the service and food. My only one negative experience was being somewhat close to the bar area. The people there were loud at times and made the atmosphere a little disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to relax for dinner. Food quality is always good, staff is very attentive. We always stop by early so it’s quiet and not rushed.

VM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We visit the Willows every time we are at the Chumash and this visit was the first disappointing one..we came earlier than our reservation and it was NOT busy, just a few tables around. A party of 3, we only ordered 3 salads and three a la carte items (side of mac n cheese and two baked potatoes). That's it. It took OVER an hour and a half for our food to arrive. Pretty sad as we wanted to get back out to the gaming floor.

LT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a favorable evening. We had the scallops sitting on risotto. Delicious. The pino was good and my husband had Jamison. It was my birthday and they acknowledged it with a dish of ice cream with Happy Birthday written with chocolate. The service was wonderful and I really believe we will come back.